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in this race and our thoughts are with all of them today. the department of defense is prepared to respond quickly to any response for additional support from domestic law enforcement agencies. i will continue to consult closely with d.o.d. senior leaders on how we can best support the government's response and investigation. and chairman dempsey may have additional comments regarding this event as well. mr. chairman, i will now turn to my opening statement for this hearing. this year's 2014 budget request for the department of defense is -- as congressman lowey noted, a budget that was put together over many months. an enterprise as large as the department of defense, $600 billion is not collaborated with or on or numbers or budgets instructed in a manner of two or three months. and as we proceed in this hearing this morning, mr. chairman, we will get into some of the specifics of the budget and why some of the decisions were made on the basis of what the numbers will reveal and our responsibilities. allow me to express my appreciation to this subcommittee for its continued support of our
know, when barack obama first came into office, we gave away a lot of missile defense scheduled to go into europe because we wanted to please the russians. we wanted to hit the reset button and look where that's gotten it. it's gotten us nothing except we've delayed protections for ourselves and our allies. we have to do what's best for our defense and our allies' defense and do what ronald rean said. we should have peace through strength, not peace through weakness. peace through strength. lou: the north koreans have at least two missiles for launch, estimated to be, by all counts, and of course, yu're far better briefed on this than the people but by all accounts a range of at least 00 miles. how concerned are you that they will, indeed, be launched and what should be the u.s. response? >> well, fortunately, we do have some good theater missile defenses in place today, missile destroyers that we already had and we beefed that up. japanese had some with our help and they're deploying that and we have some inter continental ballistic missile interceptors, lou, in both california and a
korea and a conversation with michele flournoy a former senior defense department official about where the crisis in north korea stands. >> my worry is on the north korean side you have kim jung-un who is a very young inexperienced leader, the question is will he know when to stop? his father, hi grandfather knew up to... how to walk up to the line but stop short of war. the question is will he know how to do this or will he miscalculate because if he goes up the escalation ladder because of the geography, because of the tens of thousands of artillery aimed at seoul, the first hour of a full-out conflict would be very deadly for both sides. you would be very quickly into a full-scale war. that's the real concern. 's miscalcation. >> crliewe conclude this evening with a look at the results of the venezuelan election with who hey cast need a, greg grandin and nikolas kozloff. >> i think his charisma was off the charts. that's not a bad thing. i think in terms of the 20th century of last inamerican history, the 21st century maybe juan per own maybe a few leaders here and there but i think
media since two weeks ago. south korea's defense minister said officials are still on high alert. >> translator: north korea is ready to launch a missile at any time. >> the minister says authorities are preparing for various kind of attacks from the north. military and police officers held a drill in seoul, rehearsed how to deal with a bomb attack on a subway station. north korea's leaders have made repeated threats targeting people in other nations. in spite of repeated calls for restraint. officials in pyongyang escalated tensions after u.n. security council members repeated sanctions. they were responding to the third nuclear test. the country's military leaders have issued a series of warnings they are ready to attack. they've threatened to strike targets in the united states, south korea and japan. south korean government officials suspect north korean agents were behind a series of cyber attacks last month. they affected more than 50,000 computers at tv stations and major banks. officials believe the attacks were the work of north korea's reconnaissance general bureau whic
back. he replaced his defense minister . more importantly, he chade changed the rules of engagement. previously the rules of engagement on those islands, the disputed islands, the disputed area, was that for every round of incoming north koreaian al artillery, south korea was able to respond with one caliber lower. so he was out in calibrating, was that a 52 or 54 category? implet ng yong bok did away with that. he also said he ordered south koreaian fighter bombers to spond respond but was told by his military personnel he was not allowed to do that. instead, he would need permission from the united states. if you tuck to u.s. officials, they will say that is not the case. but at least that was the perception. and i talked to south korean intelligence and they said that was there perception that they were not allowed to use those weapons without u.s. permission. that has also been removed. the u.s. visited in 2010 and made a public statement, it is their planes. they can do with it as they see fit. and then privately there has been a change in perception. so even under his rule,
a strong defense force is part of china's modernization. the paper refers indirectly to the united states. it says the country has strengthenned it's asia-pacific military alliances and they have expanded in the region and makes the situation tenser. the report first directly to japan regarding the sankaku islands. china and taiwan claim them. the white paper also gives details on military event. it says they carried out exercises in the pacific about ten times since 2007. >> the chinese military must protect our country's sovereignty and marine interests. >> for the first time they revealed a defense person break down. china says they have 2.3 million troops. but it didn't list the number of strategic missile units or armed police. >> no issue of territorial sovereignty exists over the sankaku islands. china's comments and claims are unacceptable. >> he added that the government will protect japan's water, land, and air space. >>> executives of japanese telecom giant softbank said they will go ahead and complete the buyout of the third largest u.s. telecom operator sprint nextel on july
defense ministry has reacted to this, maintaining the line that any military provocation would not be just. it would be illegal and there would be a thorough and sterner response from the south korean military from any such action. if you read the last line of the statement from the supreme commander, there is perhaps some light in terms of talks. the south koreans have said no fault -- so far as north korea has rejected the request for talks. they said if they truly want dialogue and negotiations, they should apologize for all hostile acts. potentially maybe in a few day'' time we may see talks, particularly about the future of the apparently closed industrial complex were 200 south korean workers remain. to go south korea says they will inject more than 15 billion into the economy. says it willorea inject more than 15 billion into the economy. the money will be used to create jobs, build the stagnant real estate market and cover a tax revenue shortfall. pakistan's former president will not be allowed to run for the national assembly in upcoming elections. he had been cleared to campaign
.i.t. technologies cut across every sector of our economy and our national defense infrastructure. our relatively modest 20-year investment in nitr-d programs has contributed immeasurably to our economic and national security by enabling innovation and job creation in the n.i.t. and providing american students with the skills to fill these jobs. let's re-authorize this program today and ensure that it remains strong. i want to thank my friend, mrs. lummis, for reintroducing a bipartisan bill once again in this congress and i also would like to thank my staff and in sokolo for their hard work on this bill and i urge my colleagues to support h.r. 967 and reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman reserves, the gentleman from texas is recognized. mr. smith: i yield five minutes to mrs. lummis the sponsor of this legislation and who chairs the subcommittee of the science, space and technology committee. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman from wyoming is recognized for five minutes. mrs. lummis: thank you, mr. speaker. i want to start by thanking chairman smith and
defeat to student card. -- stuttgart. there was a mixup in the defense. stuttgart extended its lead. >> this defeat leaves them off the pace for a top-four finish and mired in the fight for europe league football next season. two golf now, and adam scott put in the performance of a lifetime to win the masters tournament. rex he overcame argentina -- >> he overcame argentina's angel cabrera to become the first australian to ever win the green jacket. >> it is much more than a green jacket. it is a trophy like no other. it is keeping adam scott warm. after an epic playoff, he became the first australian ever to win the masters. he was made to work hard for it by argentinian angel cabrera. they had both finished on 9 underpar, leading to a tense head-to-head playoff. on the second playoff hole, scott held his nerve and nailed the decisive putt. the battle was a fitting way to earn an historic victory. >> and the celebrated british conductor colin davis has died at the age of 85. >> davis was internationally renowned for his interpretations of mozart, site alias -- stability is -- mozar
, tinto or cliffs natural resources were also weak. defensive names like walmart were also done, but fared better. the main catalyst for the sell off was concerns about slower global growth. china reported gdp for the first quarter below expectations. with europe in recession, trader rs now worried where is the growth going to come from. i'm bob pisani at the new york stock exchange. >> as bob just mentioned, the price of gold plunged today, recording its second worst loss ever and closing below $1400 an ounce for the time in more than two years. today was the first time ever that the dow and price of spot gold both recorded triple digit losses. why is selloff and what may be next for the precious metal? jackie deangelis has our report. >> another massive selloff in the gold market today, but what's fuelling the fur rouse rotation? several factors are at play including the continued strength in the equity market. gold had lost its luster, but gold is also an inflation hedge and as long as the fed continues with its stimulus program, investors believe inflation is likely to remain in check.
workers. absolutely zero. and defense officials may drop the furloughs entirely. homeland security has not furloughed anyone, and it has not cut overtime. so the exact impact is zero. the "washington post" gives away pinocchio's for lying. tonight we are giving dunce caps away, and we will continue to do this. elected officials to make egregiously silly statements. we think our elected officials should be so honored and noted. so we are going to award this to acquire tonight. and he earned it. i think you would agree. fellow democrat, a year from california, the head of the house democratic caucus today warned that the sequester cuts undermine the ability of our cities to respond to terrorist attacks. listen to this. >> so, when those first responders did such a phenomenal job yesterday in boston, chances are the mayor in boston is now having to figure out how to cover for the extra cost involved in having so many people out there for security and emergency medical assistance responding because they get paid so he is now probably getting money from some other part of his budget, the co
to ministry the defense said the actions of some countries to strengthen military good.ts were not that comes after a visit to asia by the american secretary of state john kerry. the heads of the favor u.n. agencies have said enough is crisis in syria. they made a direct appeal to world governments urging them it use influence to find a political solution to save the country. they warn that without more money and better security they may have to suspend some support.rian the results of random tests in the european union for the horse meat in processed beef products are being delayed. are .u. says the figures being double-checked for believe.before made tests were agreed after horse found in a batch of frozen lasagna passed off as beef. the football stadium due to host he opening match of the confederations cup in brazil won't be ready by sunday as planned. authorities say the venue in the capital won't be completed until mid may less than a month before off.tournament kicks he conversation is seen as a arm-up for the brazil hosting of the world cup next year. >> let's catch up with the busine
decreased spending more than 500% and china's defense budget is now the second largest in the u.s. >>> three teenage boys accused of sexually assaulting a teenage student who later committed suicide will be in court. the boys are accused of sexually assaulting audrie pott while she was drunk and passed out at a party last year. during a news conference, the boys wrote crude messages on her daughter's body after the attack then e-mailed and texted photos. audrie pott committed suicide eight days later and she said she had been bullied for years. >> i she said i can't do this, i have been here for two years and i can't do it anymore. >> reporter: the parents want to sue the boys and they want them to be tried as adult. the attorneys representing the boys say the information is inaccurate. later today the judge will decide whether they will stay in custody or be released to their parents. >>> investigators say a man was allowed inside an apartment on 10th street by claiming he was a plumber and police say he molested the girl inside the apartment and when the girl started screaming a family mem
is investors chasing the most defensive areas, when you see coca-cola and general mills and these great companies and that's the leadership area of the market, that doesn't express global growth. we want to show those, the energy names and that's real in this country and that's not going to get the respect. the housing recovery is real and it's not going to get that respect and we need to show that is the future of the economy and to do that, the economy will stand on its own two feet and otherwise it will be renters of stocks and not buyers of stocks and they'll believe that the fed is propping up the market and the market can't stand on its own two feet. what should we do? what is an investor to do now? sure, again, the volatile that's crept out of the market can be an opportunity for investors and if we look at what's been left behind in this rally and we talk about something like energy. if you believe the global growth story is real and some of the industrial names that are down in sympathy with gold and that's where an opportunity lies and if you look at the miners and the industr
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in military presence. reports from china's defense ministry says the strategy is changing the region in favor of japan, philippines and vietnam. >>> "the washington post" looks at a sweeping immigration deal reached by a group of democratic and republican senators. the bill offers millions of illegal immigrants a chance to be citizens. it also creates tens of thousands of new visas for foreign workers in low skilled jobs. >>> "the los angeles times" says the gun control bill face as tougher road in the senate. the proposal from senators joe manchin and pat toomey would extend background checks for gun sales. officials say it does not yet have the votes to be added to a larger piece of gun legislation. a vote on the amendment is not expected until at least tomorrow. >>> the"wall street journal" says gold prices have hit a two-year low. it was the largest one-day loss in 30 years. >> "the new york times" reports on the pulitzer prizes. newspaper won four yesterday. the others include an independent nonprofit organization called inside climate news. it won the price for national reporting for it
that we have provided by the department of defense. if that changes, we will have to look and see if we can accommodate that change, and if not, then we will have to say we have a requirement for resources. >> thank you very much, and i look forward to sitting down with you to look at the matrix that brought about such a change in three months, and let me just say, mr. secretary, i was not addressing the increased number of claims coming in the door, i was addressing the number of claims that are actually processed and determined, and that does not seem to be getting better. >> thank you. >> thank you, mr. chairman. i will try to ask two questions in too short a period of time. it's homelessness on the one hand, suicides on the other. how do you pick the tragedy, the worst tragedy? up to 22 suicides a day. you are making an enormous role in mental health, the experts and the support staff. it will take time to get that into the system and trained, too. how do you look at the general population, starting with ptsd, and as it gets into the mental health and terrifies themselves and raises
was when former secretary of defense perry went to pyongyang in the spring of 999, and i was with him on that mission. one of the things on the table there was a very sharp set of choice that is we laid out for the north koreans. we presented two paths for north korea to travel down. one of them was the path of engagement and cooperation and dialogue and denuclearization, and the other part we summed up, essentially, by saying you don't want to go there. but bill perry made it very clear what that other path might entail for north korea. so it seems to me that if and when -- and i hope it's when rather than if -- we get back to some sort of a negotiation with the north koreans, it's going to be absolutely critical for us to sharpen north korea's choices, to make it as clear as possible the dangers that they're running by their pursuit of nuclear weapons and ballistic missile capability and the fact that the united states has not yet by any means exhausted the policy options that are open to us including covert activities, including efforts to destabilize north korea, including at the
defense systems to guard against any miscalculation on their part. >> on the budget, is this your last best final offer to republicans? >> what i tried to do is put forward a budget that i think is a realistic compromise. >> would you go farther on entitlement cuts? >> it does not give republicans everything they want, frankly it doesn't reflect everything i would like to see. it puts forward some of the ideas the republicans had suggested around entitlement reform that i think are reasonable policy. >> they say it's not enough and it's not enough to make a deal, would you go farther? >> i think that before we go anywhere, right now we've got to see from republicans what exactly is it that they want to do. i mean, when they say they want to go farther, what do they want to do? what are they putting on the table. >> you've got democrats a little mad at you, too, saying you've cut social security and medicare and now this is going to come back and haunt them in their races. >> part of what we have to think about, whether we're democrats or republicans is how do we create a system where o
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